Paris Time Report launch

Global Methane Tracker 2022

Background information

Methane is responsible for around 30% of the rise in global temperatures since the industrial revolution, and rapid and sustained reductions in methane emissions are key to limiting near-term warming and improving air quality.

The IEA’s Global Methane Tracker is an indispensable resource in the fight to bring down these emissions and implement the new Global Methane Pledge. The 2022 update provides the most complete and up-to-date set of estimates for methane emissions from the energy sector, which accounts for over 40% of emissions from human activity. Many pathways to reduce methane emissions are well known and often cost-effective, and the Global Methane Tracker details abatement measures and the state of methane reduction policies and regulations across major emitters.